Morning departure for this Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tour 3 days from your hotel in Marrakech in a 4×4 air-conditioned car towards Agdez crossing the high Atlas Mountains and the pass of the Tizi-n-Tichka (2260m). After a break to take pictures and to admire the incredible views of the fertile valleys and Berber Villages perched on the sides of the mountains. Shortly after, we take a side road to visit the Kasbah of Telouet, which served as a palatial residence for the Lord of the Atlas and his Family, EL Glaoui.
From here we continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. It is the most famous kasbah in Morocco and a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. After lunch, you will visit the kasbah with a local guide to take photos and to get some cultural insight.
Later, we continue along the Dra’a Valley as far as Agdez where you will spend the night in a modernly equipped but traditionally built guesthouse on the edge of the oasis which will be the venue for dinner as well.
After breakfast, there will be time to visit the surrounding kasbahs and the oases. Later on, your desert trip to Erg Chegaga continues off-road along the Dra’a Valley and the ancient caravan route to get a better view of the green oasis and learn about life in the south. Afterwards, we stop in the village of Tamegroute to visit the Koranic library and the local pottery workshops, which produce all the green pottery that you will see along the way.
From here, the drive is to M’hamid El Ghizlane with a stop at Erg Lihoudi Dunes (The Jewish’s Dunes) where lunch is served. Later on, we continue to Erg Chegaga Dunes, with a 60 KM off-road drive, passing by many Sahara Desert features including ‘erg’, ‘Reg’, ‘hammada’ and oasis. With 300 m of height and 45 KM long, Erg Chegaga dunes are the largest in Morocco.
When we reach the camp, you can have a desert walk on the sand dunes and enjoy watching the sunset from the top of a dune while riding a camel for an hour or so.
After dinner, if you wish, you huddle around a little fire with your loved ones, tourists, the guides and others to enjoy storytelling and Berber and Nomad music under the dark sky and shiny stars, feeling the cool chill of the Sahara Desert and the warm light of the fire. You spend the night in a Nomad tent, that is modernly equipped but authentically built, at the foot of the dune.
If you get up early enough to see the sunrise, you will be rewarded by a spectacular play of the shadows across the golden dunes that stretch for miles and miles. After breakfast, the road takes us through a 90 KM drive via the Sahara Desert along varying sceneries. Later on, we arrive at Foum Zguid which gives the opportunity to freshen up with a shower and will be the venue for lunch.
From here, we drive along the paved road to Taznakht where we stop to visit a women workshop manufacturing traditional carpets and rugs. Afterwards when we arrive at Ouarzazate, if you wish, we could pay a visit to the Atlas Studios before we cross the Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech by the end of the day. Your driver will escort you to your riad bringing this Marrakech to Erg Chegaga desert tour 3 days to an end!
|Number of Persons||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||5 Persons||6 Persons|
|Price Per Person||345 €||305 €||275 €||265 €||265 €|
|Total Price||690 €||915 €||1500 €||1325 €||1590 €|